A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Nicaragua typically earns around 14,100 NIO per month. Salaries range from 7,320 NIO (lowest) to 21,500 NIO (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Laboratory Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Laboratory Technician salaries in Nicaragua range from 7,320 NIO per month (minimum salary) to 21,500 NIO per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,500 NIO per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 13,500 NIO while the other half are earning more than 13,500 NIO. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 9,380 NIO while 75% of them are earning more than 9,380 NIO. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 16,800 NIO while 25% are earning more than 16,800 NIO.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 8,320 NIO per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,200 NIO per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,500 NIO per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Laboratory Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 17,600 NIO per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 19,200 NIO per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 20,200 NIO per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Laboratory Technician is 11,700 NIO per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 16,300 NIO per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Nicaragua costs anywhere from 94,700 Cordoba Oro(s) to 284,000 Cordoba Oro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Laboratory Technician employees in Nicaragua earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Nicaragua are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nicaragua for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Laboratory Technician is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 40% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||35,700 NIO||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||13,800 NIO||-2%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||14,300 NIO||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||12,600 NIO||-11%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||15,700 NIO||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||27,700 NIO||+97%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||33,100 NIO||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||21,100 NIO||+50%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||20,100 NIO||+43%|
|Assistant Optometrist||16,500 NIO||+17%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||25,800 NIO||+83%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||13,000 NIO||-8%|
|Cardiac Technician||13,300 NIO||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||74,800 NIO||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||27,200 NIO||+93%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||15,200 NIO||+8%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||17,200 NIO||+22%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||16,600 NIO||+18%|
|Clinical Biochemist||32,100 NIO||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||26,200 NIO||+86%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||17,600 NIO||+25%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||21,000 NIO||+49%|
|Clinical Field Associate||17,800 NIO||+26%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||26,900 NIO||+91%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||36,500 NIO||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||29,100 NIO||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||38,500 NIO||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||19,700 NIO||+40%|
|Clinical Scientist||37,800 NIO||+170%|
|CME Specialist||29,100 NIO||+110%|
|CT Technologist||17,500 NIO||+24%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||25,000 NIO||+78%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||20,700 NIO||+47%|
|Dispensing Optician||16,000 NIO||+14%|
|EKG Technician||17,000 NIO||+21%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||15,600 NIO||+11%|
|Endoscopy Technician||14,500 NIO||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||24,700 NIO||+75%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||15,400 NIO||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||21,400 NIO||+52%|
|Health Technologist||25,300 NIO||+80%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||18,600 NIO||+32%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||18,200 NIO||+29%|
|Industrial Hygienist||24,700 NIO||+75%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||17,300 NIO||+23%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||39,500 NIO||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||27,200 NIO||+93%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||19,900 NIO||+41%|
|Interventional Radiographer||29,500 NIO||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||14,500 NIO||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||25,300 NIO||+80%|
|Laboratory Technician||14,100 NIO||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||32,400 NIO||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||14,500 NIO||+3%|
|Medical Coder||13,300 NIO||-6%|
|Medical Courier||9,930 NIO||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||15,400 NIO||+9%|
|Medical Forms Designer||11,800 NIO||-16%|
|Medical Technologist||15,300 NIO||+9%|
|MRI Technologist||14,300 NIO||+2%|
|Music Therapist||20,900 NIO||+48%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||14,600 NIO||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||13,900 NIO||-1%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||21,100 NIO||+50%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||19,800 NIO||+41%|
|Nutrition Assistant||14,600 NIO||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||15,900 NIO||+13%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||13,300 NIO||-6%|
|Operating Room Services Director||43,800 NIO||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||16,200 NIO||+15%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||15,500 NIO||+10%|
|Orthopedic Technician||15,600 NIO||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||14,000 NIO||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||22,300 NIO||+58%|
|Radiation Therapist||51,800 NIO||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||21,700 NIO||+54%|
|Radiography Technologist||20,800 NIO||+48%|
|Radiologic Technologist||21,900 NIO||+55%|
|Radiology Technologist||20,500 NIO||+46%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||39,900 NIO||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||29,500 NIO||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||16,800 NIO||+19%|
|Sonography Technologist||20,700 NIO||+47%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||30,400 NIO||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||16,500 NIO||+17%|
|Vascular Technologist||14,900 NIO||+6%|
|X-Ray Technologist||20,000 NIO||+42%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Nicaragua earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.